The Sustainable Lands Roundtable of Kentucky is proud to present its second documentary, Sacred Land, created in 2017. This 17-minute film explores the theological and spiritual relationship of three Kentucky congregations of Sisters with the hundreds of acres each has stewarded since the early 1800s.
Sacred Land is an invitation to landowners everywhere. The video invites exploration of the spiritual dimensions of relationship with the land as part of responsible planning for the future. A study guide and resources for protecting and preserving land in central Kentucky are provided for those who wish to use the video as a springboard to discussions in a variety of groups.
The Sustainable Lands Roundtable is a collaborative effort of the Dominicans of Peace at St. Catharine, the Loretto Community in Nerinx, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and sustainable land experts from Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, the Kentucky Nature Preserves Commission, and the Kentucky Land Trust Alliance. The group has been meeting quarterly for the past three years with leadership from New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future and financial support from Christy Brown and the Owsley Brown Foundation.
Here is their earlier video from 2015 – Basic Concepts of Land Conservation: